I watch this show and love it, but I know nothing about the comic books. You have to be a strong actress to carry an episode and she was brilliant. I loved watching her clinging to the video of Fitz and her long distance birthday party. I think it's important to acknowledge that she hung on for a long time, and it was that video and seeing him that kept hope alive, and her as well. My heart broke for Fitz when we all realized why she was crying over the wine. It didn't bother me that she had fallen love, because as I said, Fitz kept her alive long enough to find Will and try to go home. It is also a different kind of love because she thought that she was stuck on that awful planet forever, but that's an entirely different conversation. Regarding Will: I do not think that he has aged since his arrival. An astronaut, by definition must be at least in his early to mid thirties, even older, and he looked exactly that age. In addition, no sunlight, a lack of vitamin D can kill you, and an awful diet. I know it's TV but he should have been a bag of bones, and being insane would not be unrealistic. He had an amazing body, and seemed healthy. I believe that he's that entity on the planet, and doesn't know it. I am not sure how that works as the time when they ran into the hole together, she saw it and it was looking like the robes of Emperor Palpatine. But when she left, she saw a dead astronaut, and no more Will. We saw Will throw down his gun, and originally I thought it meant he had used the last bullet and killed the entity, but maybe not. I think that when he goes back to being Will, he has no idea what happened. I am excited for them to go back, because we will learn a lot more about Will, and the planet.
First, Hank I love your reviews, as I pretty much watch all the same shows. But I will jump in and say that I will agree to disagree with you about Noma. I don't recall any inconsistencies with Noma's loyalties since the beginning of the war. Michael put her on "Alex" duty so to speak, because he thought that he would accidentally kill himself. He explained it to Alex after he found out about Noma, and called him a reckless mess. But Noma and Alex were hooking up, prior to Claire, and she just broke it off w/no explanation. They talked about it at some point, and she said that they had been found out, and she did not want to destroy his career. I have always said that Michael told her to stop hooking up with him. Michael sending her to Gabriel for that horrendous plan last season, makes more sense now, as she was supposed to fake her loyalty, but he didn't fall for it. Anyway, this season she has not wavered, until she lost her wings. I was afraid that the minute she saw the shadow of The Prophet, that Lucifer was going to get to her. Fallen angel, lost wings? She even told Alex that there was something wrong, and to leave her as she wasn't healing, but dying. She was in love with Alex, and maybe that was the only reason for remaining loyal to Michael. But I didn't grasp how big her loss was until the amphorae. The "how will I go back to heaven w/out wings" line, was heartbreaking. We also have Michael basically telling her that she had honor, which would make up for losing Alex and her wings. But that would not have made me feel any better either. So, I will concede that if Alex had told her that he was in love with her at that point, she wouldn't have done it, so maybe the loyalty was only to Alex. But the deal must have been made when The Prophet took Michael from his body, because that was the only point of contact, and it was when her back began to hurt. I have been in a convo on twitter all about this, but I want to know why she betrayed Michael 25 years ago. He said that she was first in his heart, so she was his second, and thus a huge betrayal. This is why we need a Season 3, we need answers! I didn't mean to write a book about Noma. But I will agree that the cliffhanger was too much, as it would have been fine to end the season w/seeing that gross Lucifer in the water. It would be a decent end if there is no renewal. Believe me, I'm still upset over the end of TSCC, and this wasn't as frustrating, but a bit more closure would have been nice.
Thanks! I'm glad that you explained the possession thing to me; it was very confusing. It would be great to have Michael and Gabriel fighting a common enemy with Noma and Alex again. 100% agree William is the Anti Chosen One, he did worship Gabriel, so being sucked in my Lucifer is not a stretch. He knows Alex is the real Chosen One, so the myriad of possibilities surrounding his intentions are exciting.
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